This project required considerable technical skill to deliver, so as to maintain the integrity of Kay's artwork and Alpha60's designs. The Alpha60 'Sandy' dress pattern was altered by the Studio's production team to feature a series of external, instead of internal, knife pleats that aligned with millimetre precision to the text of Kay's artwork. Each silk screened panel for the dress was individually cut and the pleats hand sewn and pressed down. High-vis tape and industrial buttons were also added to reference Kay's other job as a stevedore at the docks.
Kay's artwork was extremely large, requiring local screen printer Print Ink to construct two bespoke screens to accommodate it. As each panel for the dress was individually placed, this resulted in large, usable fabric scraps which the TSS production team decided to turn into a limited range of bucket hats and bags. TSS staff member Michelle Phan, through her sustainable fashion practice Ugly Cute Collective, designed a "boxing bag" shaped bag featuring crocheted straps made from jersey off-cuts, attached with carabineers referencing the safety equipment needed in Kay's stevedoring work. Michelle also individually crocheted 60 straps from these off-cuts to attach to the hats.